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28Feb/120

Free File Transfer Services

Save yourself some time, some hassle, and some cash. No need to toss your files on a thumb drive, burn a CD, or send them bit by bit in a string of emails. Today, there are a lot of free options out there for transferring large files electronically that saves a lot of time and hassle.

Here are a few options (and personal reviews) of some services for transfering hundreds of megabytes, even gigabytes, of data for free. There are quite a few other file transfer options out there, but many require a fee.

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1. Senduit.com = I used to use SendUIT.com all the time because of how simple the website was, and it was once the best free option I had found. I stopped using it perhaps two years ago now when it started timing out on me. I've tried it a few times since, and haven't seen the issue fixed.

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2. YouSendIt.com = I then switched to YouSendIt.com, which had allowed me to send 100MB files for free, though there site wasn't nearly as simple as the SendUIT site. About a year ago they dropped the limit from 100MB to 50MB for the transfer of free files. Since I regularly have to send files larger than this with all the video and interactive work I do, I jumped ship. Not a fan of paying for a service that was previously free.

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3. WeTransfer.com = Today, I use (and regularly recommend) WeTransfer.com. Why? It's simple, it's free, I can transfer files up to 2GB in size at a time, and they pay for their service through advertising (not subscriptions) so I don't have to worry about all the added annoyance of marketing emails and having to subscribe to yet another website. I'm a big fan. For more information about them, you can visit their site at WeTransfer.info.

 

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